When you’re taking your own dental impressions, it’s important to get the impression absolutely right. Not only do we have a full tutorial on our website, which you can view by clicking here, we’ve also outlined below the difference between a good vs bad impression.
If your impression looks similar to this, it means you have not properly mixed the putty before beginning your impression. It is extremely important that the putty is correctly mixed for 45 seconds before moulding into the impression tray.
This is a great dental impression. We know this by the clear gum line and deep impression that has been made. This is the impression to aim for!
A shallow impression can happen if the putty is too warm when you try to make your impression. It is also possible to create a shallow impression if you have not stored the putty in the fridge, or have gone over the 1 minute 20 second time scale.